An orientation to Cox College is held for new students at the beginning of each semester. The purpose of orientation is to acquaint students with the Cox College mission, core values, programs, facilities, and available services. It is strongly suggested that all new students attend.
New students admitted to any nursing track will be required to attend a Department of Nursing orientation. Information about the date, time, and place of orientation will be included in the new student’s acceptance letter.
CoxHealth Child Care Center will provide care for children of students on a space-available basis. Please call the Child Care Center for additional information.
Children whose ages range from 6 weeks through 12 years are accepted.
Food Services - Cafeteria
Students may purchase meals at a discount in the Cox North and Cox South cafeterias by showing their CoxHealth photo badge, and in addition, there are microwaves at the cafeterias and in the college’s lower level student lounge and the Academic Resource Center for student use. Vending machines are located on the lower level of the college. The cafeterias are open:
- 6:00am-10:00am Breakfast
- 11:00am- 1:45pm Lunch
- 3:00pm-6:30pm Dinner
- 6:00am-10:30am Breakfast
- 11:00am- 1:45pm Lunch
- 3:00pm-7:00pm Dinner
At other hours, snacks, fruit, beverages, and desserts are available for purchase.
If you wish to know what is on the day’s menu, call 269-FOOD (3663). The recorded message announces entrees, vegetables, soups, and specials.
Lounges for study and leisure are available at Cox College. The main student lounge of Cox College is located on the lower level and provides a common area for students to gather and relax. There are microwaves, vending machines, and a refrigerator for student use on the lower level of the college. Study lounges are located on the second and third floors. Lockers are available on the second floor, next to the Women’s bathroom. Students must provide their own locks and keys. Due to locker space being limited, the college asks that students remove their items at the end of each day.
Fitness, Recreation, and Health
The Meyer Center, a 60,000 square-foot facility, offers members free screenings/assessments, educational opportunities, and many other services to assist in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Other fitness centers are located at Cox North and in Willard and Republic. College students may join these centers for a nominal fee which includes a required orientation to the facilities. College students may participate in the Wellness Program offered through CoxHealth at no charge. For more information about the Wellness Program, contact the Wellness Center at 417-269-9140.
The Emergency departments at Cox North and Cox South are available to provide services to students who need emergency health services. Non-emergencies are referred to Urgent Care on the Cox Walnut Lawn campus. Students assume the total cost of their health care.
Cox College is non-sectarian and respects the religious beliefs of members of the college community. A synagogue, churches of many denominations, and other places of worship are located in Springfield, several within walking distance of the college. Chaplains of CoxHealth and chapels at Cox North and Cox South are also available.